Actor Akshay Oberoi is on cloud nine these days. He’ll be soon seen in National Award winning cinematographer Shanker Raman’s film ‘Gurgaon’. He has also started shooting for a new web series along with Nimrat Kaur, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and produced by Ekta Kapoor.
While Akshay plays an Army officer, Nimrat plays a Commander in the series and both are romantically paired opposite each other. Talking about the project, Akshay says,
“It’s a fantastic and extremely gripping story and we have started the shoot in Satara, Maharashtra soon. Nimrat is an amazing actor. I think working in projects like this helps hones any actor’s abilities. That’s why increasing number of actors are doing stuff like this between movie projects. I have been a part of couple of web series and this format works very well. Bigger film makers getting in to this will only give the medium a boost.”
Contrary to the misconception that a Bollywood actor turns to web series only when they don’t have film projects in hand, Akshay is one of the very few young Bollywood actors, who is a part of main stream cinema as well as doing web series simultaneously, changing the perception of web series within the industry.